Cheese Batter Bread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.


1 loaf (16 slices)

Updated: Jul. 02, 2022
Hearty breads are very much a part of our Midwest heritage. This bread has a unique flavor and is a family favorite.


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm chicken broth (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Onion salt, optional


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm broth. Add the sugar, butter, salt, poultry seasoning, egg and 1 cup of flour; beat until smooth. Add 1 cup of cheese and the remaining flour; stir for 1 minute.
  2. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Stir the batter down, about 25 strokes. Spread evenly into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 20 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and onion salt if desired. Bake at 375° until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 136 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.